INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (278) Last page : (286)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6706
Effect of Pre-harvest Application of Fungicides on Fruit Quality of Kinnow Mandarin Stored Under Ambient Conditions
Vivek Beniwal, Anil Kumar Godara, R.K. Goyal and Prince
Department of Horticuture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana- 125 004, India
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Received: 25.10.2018 | Revised: 29.11.2018 | Accepted: 6.12.2018
The experiment was conducted at farmer’s field of district Sirsa, Haryana during the years 2015-16 and 2016-17 to enhance the shelf life of fruits by using pre-harvest application of fungicides. The pre-harvest treatments comprising six applications of fungicides were laid out in a randomized block design with four replications. Spray schedules comprising Copper oxychloride (0.3%) and Carbendazim (0.1%) and Copper oxychloride (0.3%) and Thiophanate methyl (0.1%) proved significantly superior to rest of the fungicides treatments and control in controlling the post-harvest fruit decay. The microbial counts were found significantly lowest in Copper oxychloride (0.3%) and Carbendazim (0.1%) followed by Copper oxychloride (0.3%) and Mancozeb (0.2%) as compared to control. The quality parameters viz., total soluble solids (TSS), acidity, fruit firmness and ascorbic acid were found non-significant with different fungicides treatments as compared to control. Pre-harvest or prophylactic fungicidal umbrella must be provided to overcome latent infection before the pathogen establishes in the host tissues particularly perishables intended to be kept under storage.
Key words: Fungicides, Shelf life, Decay loss, Ascorbic acid, Ambient storage.
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Cite this article: Beniwal, V., Godara, A. K., Goyal, R. K. and Prince, Effect of Pre-harvest Application of Fungicides on Fruit Quality of Kinnow Mandarin Stored Under Ambient Conditions, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 278-286 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6706